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Active voters make democracy healthy

I joined members of our Mayor’s Youth Council last week for a discussion about voting, sponsored by Let America Vote. The statistics about voting in Tennessee are grim: We ranked 40th in the nation for voter registration and 50th for turnout in the last midterm elections. During early voting in the recent August primaries, Hamilton…

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City settles with GE Power to pay $6 million back to taxpayers

February 3, 2017 — Today Mayor Berke and Mayor Coppinger announced an agreement reached with GE Power to pay back $6 million to the City of Chattanooga and Hamilton County related to tax breaks awarded during the Littlefield Administration in 2012. A little over a year ago GE bought Alstom’s power operations and later announced…

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Grand Opening of New Chattanooga Family Justice Center

October 26, 2017 — Today, Mayor Berke was joined by Councilwoman Carol Berz and community partners to cut the ribbon for a new Family Justice Center (FJC) in Chattanooga. The FJC serves as a one-stop center for free services for victims of domestic violence. In the past, services for victims of domestic violence were scattered…

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Chattanooga Open Data Report Shows Growth in Use, Available Data

Today, the City of Chattanooga released the 2016 Open Data Report, which reflects on the City’s progress and looks to the future on ensuring transparency and accessibility of public data online. Under an Executive Order issued in 2014, Mayor Andy Berke increased transparency in city government through development of an open data policy and creation…

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Chattanooga Launches One of First Electric Vehicle Ride Share Programs in U.S.

Twenty-six years after the Chattanooga Area Regional Transportation Authority debuted one of the country’s first all-electric downtown shuttle services, Chattanooga will soon become one of the first cities in the nation with an electric vehicle ride share program. Within the next couple of weeks, 20 Nissan Leafs will be stationed in various parking facilities in…

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PODCAST: The Future of Our Miller Park District

The future of Chattanooga’s city center will look very different. By 2018 the number of people residing in our downtown will have doubled and the public spaces that we take for granted will be completely transformed. In today’s episode we sit down with Chattanooga Mayor Andy Berke, Landscape Architect Wes Michaels, & City of Chattanooga’s…

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Mayor Berke Convenes Family Friendly Workplace Challenge Summit

Today, Mayor Andy Berke and participants of the Family Friendly Workplace Challenge convened a Summit to recognize businesses — both large and small — committed to working families. Businesses that accepted the Challenge spent the summer months engaging their employees and reviewing policies before implementing a strategy to support working families and then sharing their…

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